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Mickey Edwards (cricketer)

Mickey Edwards
Personal information
Full name
Michael William Edwards
Born (1994-12-23) 23 December 1994 (age 29)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RelationsJack Edwards (brother)
Domestic team information
2017/18–2022/23New South Wales (squad no. 78)
2017/18–presentSydney Sixers (squad no. 78)
2023–presentYorkshire (squad no. 78)
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 8 10 3
Runs scored 101 29 0
Batting average 7.76 9.66
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 19* 11 0*
Balls bowled 1,011 440 54
Wickets 14 11 2
Bowling average 42.57 38.81 42.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/54 4/31 1/19
Catches/stumpings 3/– 1/– 3/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 9 September 2023

Michael William Edwards (born 23 December 1994) is an Australian cricketer.[1] He represents New South Wales in the JLT Cup and Sheffield Shield competitions. When not representing the Blues, he represents Manly Warringah District Cricket Club in Sydney Grade Cricket.[2] He attended St Augustine's College.[3]

He first rose to fame filling in as substitute fielder during the fifth day of the third test between Australia and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January 2017. Due to his 198 cm tall figure and long blond hair, the crowd immediately embraced him as a new cult hero and began to cheer every time he fielded the ball. Edwards immediately became a popular hit on social media for his cameo.[4]

Domestic career

Edwards was offered a rookie contract by New South Wales in 2015. However, he was unable to play during the 2015–16 season due to multiple stress fractures.[5]

2017–18 season

Edwards was offered a rookie contract for the 2017–18 domestic season by New South Wales and was included in the squad for the 2017–18 JLT One-Day Cup.[6] Edwards made his List A cricket debut for New South Wales on 29 September 2017, playing against Western Australia in a 50-over match in Perth.[7] He had a breakout performance in his second match against Tasmania, taking 4 wickets for 31 runs to give New South Wales a 102-run win.[8] He played four matches for the tournament and took 5 wickets in total.[9]

He made his Twenty20 debut for Sydney Sixers in the 2017–18 Big Bash League season on 3 January 2018.[10]

With brother Jack making his debut against Western Australia in September 2018 the Edwards brothers became the first brothers to play for New South Wales since the Waugh twins in 2004.[citation needed]

2023 season

In February 2023, Edwards joined Yorkshire on an 18-month contract, qualifying as a local player due to having a British passport.[11]


  1. ^ "Mickey Edwards". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Representative Teams". Manly Warringah District Cricket Club. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Manly quick back after two back stress fractures". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  4. ^ Lemon, James (7 January 2017). "Mickey Edwards, the unknown cult hero of the SCG". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Mickey Edwards". Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  6. ^ Huntsdale, Duncan (19 September 2017). "Remember the sub fielder at the SCG Test with the flowing, golden locks? His career's on the way up". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Scorecard: Western Australia v New South Wales, JLT Cup, 3rd Match, 29 September 2017". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Maddinson's blazing ton sets up NSW's big win". ESPN Inc. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Records / JLT One-Day Cup, 2017/18 - New South Wales / Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Inc. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  10. ^ "16th Match, Big Bash League at Geelong, Jan 3 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Yorkshire sign Australian seamer Mickey Edwards on 18-month deal". Retrieved 22 February 2023.
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